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Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill

Free admission
Capitol Plaza, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

The Basics

Capitol Hill is home many historically and politically important building monuments, including the Supreme Court building, three Library of Congress buildings, and the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre. While you can visit these sights on your own, a Capitol Hill tour is a great way to gain context and delve deep into American history. If you’re lucky, you may even get to see Congress in session. For a bit less traditional Hill experience, you can take a guided ghost tour—legend has it that the Capitol is haunted!

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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
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$25.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic!
Funny, engaging, full of great history. Wish it started a little earlier because after a full day of walking/sightseeing, we were beat by 9:30.
Ashley_F, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Washington DC

star-5
Great experience
Scott_T, Aug 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Great tour and guide! Really enjoyed his wit and costume. Would recommend a small microphone, at times it was hard to hear because of the cars passing by
star-5
Haunted DC
Claudia_R, Aug 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and humorous. He kept the tour lively and engaging. It was a great way to learn more about the history of DC and see the gorgeous architecture.
star-5
Amazing spooky history lesson
Tristan_S, Aug 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Amazing tour guide and great spooky history lesson. Lots of humor and hidden gems as for the stories. Evening tour also gives some great photo ops.
star-5
Fun DC experience.
Carrin_G, Apr 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Such a fun experience. Our tour guide “Samuel Chase” was knowledgeable, funny, and had lots of stories to share. We had a great time! Seeing Capitol Hill at night was definitely a fun way to see the sights! Highly recommend!!
star-5
PHENOMENAL TOUR
Audra_M, Aug 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
“Samuel Chase” is an amazing story teller! Best money spent so far this trip! Entertaining from start to finish!
star-4
Take a walk with history
Donna_A, Jul 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
We enjoyed it very much! The stories were very interesting. The tour guide made it very interesting staying in his character as a Supreme Court judge. Would recommend it!
star-5
Worth every penny!!
Amanda_M, Jul 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Our tour guide was wonderful!! The detail and history he provided was unparalleled by any other tour during our trip.
star-5
Perfect with lots of knowledge!!!
Carli_M, Jun 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Amazing guide! Would recommend going with kids, family, and perfect for couples! I would defiantly take the tour again in a few years to see if there are any new stories!
star-5
Spooky in DC
Laura_K, Jun 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Great flexibility and adaptive to the situation. Great stories. Great character. Educational. Wish it was spookier.
star-5
A must do tour!
Suzanne_A, May 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
This was a tour extraordinaire!! Informative, fun and spooky all rolled into one! The guide is absolutely fabulous, a true highlight of our trip.
star-4
Need microphone Would like more but more concise stories
Ruth_B, May 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Went w group of six people on nice night and enjoyed story tellling. We enjoyed The pic of capital , discussion of building of capital, child in window, ghosts in capital but he needs to be more concise. Also there is no bathroom so prepare
star-5
My Review
Stuart_D, May 2022
Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
Veronica was fantastic! Really enjoyed the tour! Very informative and great insight into the DC ghost scene.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • You must reserve tickets to the Capitol Building interior in advance.

  • Bars and restaurants are sprinkled throughout the Hill, especially in the Atlas District, along H Street NE.

  • Though most of Capitol Hill is walkable, you can cover more ground on a bike, Segway, or electric cart tour.

  • The US Capitol Visitors Center and information desk is a great place to start your visit.

  • The Capitol Hill area, including the Capitol Building, is kid-friendly and wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Smack in the middle of Washington D.C., Capitol Hill stretches north, south, and east from the US Capitol and the National Mall. East Capitol Street is the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare, running east through Lincoln Park until it reaches the Armory and RFK Stadium. The area is easily accessible on foot and by all forms of public transportation; driving is more difficult due to limited parking.

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When to Get There

Capitol Hill is buzzing with activity both day and night. September to November and March to May are thought to be the best times of year to visit Washington D.C., when temperatures are mild and comfortable. The Hill is particularly lovely in cherry blossom season—generally in early April.

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Touring the Capitol Hill Neighborhood

As you head east from the storied steps of the Capitol, the neighborhood turns into a lovely tangle of residential brownstone row houses shaded by big, elderly trees often teeming with gray squirrels. The center of gravity on the Hill is the Eastern Market. This covered bazaar and the surrounding blocks showcase local food, outsider art, handmade crafts, and a general bohemian vibe. It’s the place to be seen on weekends with families and friends.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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